Good growing conditions should result in strong crop, growers say

07/13/2010 10:36:25 AM
Andy Nelson

The quality of the Bushmans’ late-season storage spuds is high this year because of a new 120,000-square-foot storage facility at its Rice Lake, Wis., shed, Carter said.

“It’s kept the potatoes in very good shape,” he said.

The company was right on schedule for a smooth transition from old crop to new crop in early August, Carter said.

Early summer demand for the storage crop was pretty typical in 2010, Carter said.

“Demand has been pretty consistent for this time of year,” he said. “It’s a bit more of a challenge compared to winter. Summer’s never as strong as you’d like.”

Still, everything’s relative, Carter said. Particularly coming off a marketing year like 2009-10.

“Compared to the numbers from last year, things are going well for us,” he said.

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